Scavenger Hunt Sunday: Around the house

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I ran into my professor/academic adviser a couple days ago and started talking cameras. He is an ornithologist (bird scientist) and zoologist who takes amazing photos of animals around the world. He advised against taking my camera out in frigid temps because once you take the camera inside, condensation can build up inside and damage some of the components. I also didn't want to have to leave it in my freezing car between classes and appointments. Because I am most definitely not an expert on properly warming up a camera, I decided to look a little closer to home when snapping this week's prompts.

My point: Subzero temperatures all week made it difficult to photograph nature.

Being confined to my house for this project was actually a good thing, I think. I had to look at my surroundings in a way I hadn't before. Wait, that blanket is made of fabric. Whoa. It is amazing how we sometimes exist in our environment without really considering it. 

Next week's prompts will probably be more inventive, but here goes nothing.

1. Lace

You know how guys get attached to one ratty pair of shoes in particular and you stop remembering how long he's had them? These shoes are it for my husband. The laces are frazzled and they've seen better days, but they also form to his foot in a way that only years of wearing can.

2. Bling

Next to my wedding and engagement rings, this is my favorite piece of bling. Kiddo made it for me out of duct tape, and I picture his little hands cutting out the heart and carefully folding the tape just for me every single time I wear it. Love. It.

3. Wood

This is part of Jared's 'Woodland Dwelling' he made at school using only objects found in nature. There is moss, rocks, twigs, tree bark, flowers, etc. The idea is that once you build it and put it outside, woodland fairies will come to live in it. He did it all by hand using nothing but his imagination. It is really fun and unique, but is also three stories tall and takes up a lot of space. I can't bear to part with it just yet, so I just need to find the right place for it to live. And the fairies, of course.

4. Fuzzy

Mr. Vista loves being photographed. Which is why he is the perfect muse. This cat has fur like I have never felt...and only nature can make. He is the softest, warmest little creature. And most definitely fuzzy.

5. Fabric

My aunt made one of those fleece blankets with the knotted edges for my birthday. It is big, cozy and oh so warm, which is why it instantly became our couch blanket...perfect for lazing under. I've always loved the color combination, too. So I decided to experiment taking photos of the different textures and liked this one. It could also have counted as 'fuzzy', but the cat would not count as fabric.

Happy Sunday! Until next week...


  1. I love Mr. Vista and that bling is amazing. :)

  2. You definitely have the most creative entry for laces. It's been cold here and I tried to shoot all my prompts in the house too.

  3. Mr. Vista is the sweetest! And I'm sitting under one of those fleece blankets right now, they are amazing! Great photos.

  4. The cat photo is my favorite, but they are all really good!
    Have a blessed Sunday!
    Lea's Menagerie

  5. This is exactly why SHS is my fav link forces u to view your everyday and see it in a new light. I totally LOVE your "bling" choice. And your crop on your "fuzzy" shot makes the composition so interesting to my eye. Great job! And I had no idea about not using your camera when it is freezing outside! Makes total sense tho...which is prob why it never occurred to me!

  6. I just love Mr. Vista.....the angle is so interesting.

  7. Wonderful photos to the different themes. So beautiful !
    Have a nice Sunday, Sarah. Hugs, Synnöve

  8. Oh my goodness - lace, as in a shoe lace! Superb :D
    Bling I think is my fave though, how adorable.
    Great to see your work for the first time x

  9. These are great!!!! I love your Fuzzy-what a cutie!! I had no idea about the cold and cameras...I guess that would be common sense a bit, eek..I've left my camera in the cold several times, and always take it ouside in zub zero temps...I also leave it on the hot deck in the humid summers...I guess that might just be as defective?!!!

  10. Sub zero eh? Yikes! Enjoyed your set! Don't blame you for not wanting to get out in the cold.

  11. Love your interpretations. Im your new follower. ANd thanks for stopping by at my scav blog post. Sonishka

    1. Hi Sona! Thank you for the lovely comment! You have a wonderful blog...I've really enjoyed reading it.


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